My Broken Keyboard Saga

I own a 2016 MacBook Pro with Apple's famous(ly unreliable) butterfly keyboard. It's fine to type on but is prone to failure, so much that I bought an extended warranty just to deal with it. Apple eventually opened a free repair keyboard program to repair them outside of warranty. Mine was humming along just fine …

My Recycled PC

I went to our local recycling center recently to drop off some wood that we couldn’t burn. I always like to stop at the electronics “trailer” where people dispose of TVs, microwaves, printers, and computers. I found a working Power Mac G4 Cube there several years ago so I know it can result in quality …

Nikon D100 Review

The D100 was Nikon's fourth digital SLR (after the D1, D1H, and D1X), but introduced its second DSLR body style. Released in 2002, It eschewed the extra battery grip and some of the extra buttons and connections from the D1 series for a more streamlined standard camera body. It cost $1,999 and was one of …

Nikon D70 Review

My Nikon D2Xs represents what was Nikon's high-end back in 2006. The D70 represents Nikon's advanced amateur model from 2004. It sold for $999 (body only) and included a 6 MP CCD sensor (1.5x crop), ISO 200 - 1600 sensitivity,  five selectable autofocus points, 3 fps continuous shooting, 1/8000 max shutter speed, a single CF …

Farewell Sonny

Sonny in March. He was a very regal animal. Sonny passed away on Tuesday at the age of 18. He died of kidney failure due to old age. We noticed him laying in an odd places and having trouble with his back legs on Friday. He looked a bit thin and tired but he was …

Nikon D3200 Review

Each of the cameras in my new "vintage" camera collection has a specific purpose. Most are to represent a certain time in the evolution of Digital SLRs, similar to my Mac Museum where I try to get one representation of every major design. My D3200 follows that trend by representing Nikon's smallest and least expensive …

Tulip Project

I've always enjoyed Tulips. They come in beautiful colors like red, purple, yellow, orange, pink, as well as interesting mixes. I like their cup shape and the way the tops of the petals layer together to make a jagged line. I particularly enjoy the way they look backlit, when the light creates deep shadows within …